We truly believe God will move heaven and earth to reach a heart that honestly seeks to know the truth. Bayless’ life is a testimony to the fact that God is a miracle-working God. He can radically impact your life as well if you call out to Him with a sincere heart. Watch the video to find out how.
God is good! He has provided the way for you to connect with Him. It is a gift from Him, not based on your works. Salvation—the way into a relationship with God—is by grace, through faith alone, and not by works.
The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8–9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
The Bible tells us in Romans 3:10, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” And Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
We have all sinned in the eyes of God, and each of us stands guilty before Him. Consider how ridiculous it would be to stand before a perfectly holy God and say “I’ve been good enough.”
Romans 6:23 tells us that “the wages of sin is death.” That speaks of spiritual death—eternal separation from God—being the price we must pay for sin.
What is sin? Sin is simply disobedience to the will of God. And since all have sinned, all are subject to the penalty of sin: separation from God for all eternity.
Romans 10:9–10 says, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
A simple sincere prayer is the way to initiate your connection with God. Just tie your heart around these words and pray:
“Dear God, I humble myself before You, and I confess my need. I cannot save myself. I look to You and to You alone. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for my sins and was raised from the dead on the third day. I look to Him to be my Savior. Jesus, come into my life. I confess You as my Lord. From this moment forward, all I am and all I have I place in Your hands, Jesus. Amen.”
Here are four things you can do that will help you get established in your faith.
Read your Bible every day. That’s food for your spirit. Psalm 119:11 says, “Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” It is vital you spend time in God’s Word.
Pray every day. Spend time talking to God and then listening in your heart for His answers. As 1 Thessalonians 5:17 admonishes us, “Pray without ceasing.” This is a vital part of your growth and protection as a believer.
Have fellowship with other believers. Don’t get isolated from the church. Scripture tells us to “not forsake the assembling of yourselves together, as is the manner of some” (Hebrews 10:25). In fact, it’s important to get integrated into a smaller circle of fellowship. You need to get connected relationally. There is a real safety in that.
Listen to your spiritual leaders. Go to church whenever the doors are open, and go expecting God to speak to you through the teaching and preaching. One translation of Hebrews 13:17 says, “Give ear to your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say for their work is to watch over your souls.” Become a part of a strong Bible-believing fellowship and take heed to what is taught.
Have You Just Said “Yes” to Jesus?
Congratulations, and welcome to your new life in Christ! God loves you and wants the very best for you. We’re excited for the journey that’s ahead of you.
We’d love to be part of it, and want to send you some free resources to help you grow in your new relationship with God.
How Can I Get to Know God Better?
The Bible reveals God’s character and plan for mankind. It is through reading His Word that we come to a knowledge of who God is and what He desires for us.
God’s Word is food for the inner man; it is our road map for life. Determine today to spend time connecting with God through His Word—it will change your life!